We’ve entered week 2 of Bug (my daughter) playing softball. I think we have come to the conclusion that maybe she is destined for the stage instead of the outfield. I know you are probably tired of hearing about Bug and her softball adventures, but they are just too comical to not share! One of the fellow parents remarked that they like to come to practice just to see what Bug will say and do (ugh...I will admit, she likes an audience)! I wish we had the ability to put a microphone on her and record the practice, because it is too funny not to document! I wish I was making all of this up, but I am not! Here are a few new Bug antics!
Coach: Bug, why is your glove off of your hand?
Bug: I don’t know, it just fell off! (Uhh..no she took it off)
Coach: Does anyone have a comment or anything they would like to share. (Of course Bug’s hand went up.)
Teammate: I learned about planets today at school. Did you know the planets revolve around the sun?
Coach: That is great, I am glad you are learning at school. Does anyone have anything else?
Bug: Um…I didn’t learn anything at school today. I don’t like it because they make me take a nap! (All the other girls shared something they learned at school, but not my Bug).
Coach: Awesome Bug, I don’t like naps either!
Coach: Bug when the ball is hit, the play is at 2nd.
Bug: Okay, I got it!
(Ball is hit, Bug watches it roll past her and runs to step on 2nd without the ball.)
Coach: Bug, you have to catch the ball and then run the 2nd.
Bug: Oh…but you told me when it is hit to go to 2nd and that is what I did.
Coach: Bug the idea is to catch it first and then make the play
(Bug runs the bases and limps pitifully to the dugout)
Bug: Ms. Rebecca, I need you to ice my legs because they hurt and I twisted my ankle.
Ms. Rebecca: Bug you are fine and your ankle is fine.
(Bug proceeded to ask her 3 more times about icing her ankle. Go to love my drama queen!)
(Bug is batting)
Bug: That wasn’t a good pitch Coach; can you throw a better one next time?
Coach: Bug, not all pitches are going to be perfect.
Bug: I know, but can you throw it right here (she shows where she wants it)
Antic 6: (This is probably my favorite)
Bug: (running back to the dugout) Hustle means run, Hustle means run, Hustle means run! (We’ve been on her to hustle on the field; I guess she was whispering affirmations or reminders to herself)
I am super proud of Bug and all that she has accomplished over the last week. She is hitting the ball better and starting to understand aspects of fielding. Every practice is truly an adventure. I think what we love the most is watching Bug be apart of a team. Her smile and laugh are truly infectious! Bug’s teammates love her and she loves them! I love seeing the joy on her face from this new experience.
Bug takes the stage…I mean field again tonight. We will see what new antics she pulls. I can guarantee one thing; I am going to need waterproof mascara. It is not uncommon for us to laugh until we cry!
People often ask us where Bug gets her humor. My husband and I just shake our heads! Honestly, we don’t know. What can I say, life is an adventure with Bug and we just have to roll with it!